Entrepreneurs and technology thought leaders from the Caribbean and beyond will converge on the Miami Design District in Miami on June 25, 2015 for the MC2 Summit. They will be collaborating on innovative solutions and explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is empowering change.
The one-day summit, presented by Miami Caribbean Code and sponsored by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will host a series of strategic panel discussions focusing on mapping regional resources, providing education and creating visibility for business opportunities available in the technology sector of Miami and the Caribbean region. MC2 will invite tech leaders from the Caribbean region to participate in the summit, along with tech innovators from Miami and beyond.
“MC2 is Miami Caribbean Code, an empowering ingenuity committed to fostering the bridge between Miami and the Caribbean region. MC2‘s approach is to provide resources and education to empower today’s tech innovators in the Southern Florida community and Caribbean region,” expresses Eveline Pierre in a press release. “Our vision is for entrepreneurs and innovators to achieve limitless technological advancements for future business success.”
MC2 is a platform that will provide tools, education and the necessary resources to help the Caribbean community — local to Miami and in the Caribbean region — take advantage of innovations in the tech industry. MC²’s initiatives will benefit the local Miami-based Caribbean community, as well as entrepreneurs and community leaders in the Caribbean.
Event organizer, Pierre, also recently launched the Women’s Tech Alliance and the 2015 Youth Technology Summit, which convened in May. The packed event welcomed more than 200 students to learn about programs, activities and careers in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fields (or STEAM). This event provided hands-on activities, inspired and educated the tech-savvy youth on endless opportunities that the emerging tech field offers.
Invited speakers include among others former Prime Minister of Haiti and current presidential contender, Laurent Lamothe; Natalie Cofield, founding president of the Austin Black Technology Council; Tiffany Thacker, director of Business Attraction, Technology and Innovation for the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership; and Stephanie Pavolini, the manager of International Trade Development for Latin America & the Caribbean at Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. The first Caribbean Tech and Innovation Awards will follow the Summit that evening. The ceremony is also a fundraiser to benefit the Haitian Heritage Museum (HHM) of Miami.